Summer? No, the coldest 1 June on record

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2 June 2006, BRUSSELS — With a maximum temperature of just 10 degrees Celsius — both in Brussels and along the coast — Thursday was the coldest 1 June since measurements started in 1833.

2 June 2006

BRUSSELS — With a maximum temperature of just 10 degrees Celsius — both in Brussels and along the coast — Thursday was the coldest 1 June since measurements started in 1833.

Meteorologist Eddy De Mey said the previous record dates back to 1986 when the mercury didn't rise above 11.8 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperatures at this time of year are usually about 20 degrees.

But meteorology bureau RMI said the month of May was not an exceptionally cold month.

The average temperature last month was 14.2 degrees, higher than the long-term average of 12.7.

The higher temperature was primarily due to mild night temperatures.

RMI said May was a gloomy month, however, with just 135.5 hours of sun recorded compared with the long-term average of 199.

It was also a wet month, with 115.6lr of rain per square metre, compared with the long-term average of 61.6lr.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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